Autism: talking about a diagnosis - A guide for parents and carers of children with an autism spectrum disorder
The National Autistic Society
Updated and revised in 2016.
Keeping your child in the dark about their autism diagnosis can feel like the kindest thing to do. But in reality, it can be incredibly helpful for them to know the truth. Many autistic adults say they wish they’d been told earlier – because knowing the reasons for their difficulties and differences came as a relief, a source of comfort and a starting point for finding strategies for life.
This book, for parents and carers of autistic children, explains the key things to think about when preparing to talk to your child about their autism diagnosis.
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